In seven weeks the greatest and fastest board -artists will show their skills at the Pringles Kitesurf World Cup in St. Peter-Ording and the organizers and athletes working at full speed to deliver a top performance.
After his bad injury the three-time European Champion Mario Rodwald from Rendsburg trains hard for his comeback at his home spot. Sabrina Lutz from Hamburg also spends every free minute practicing to be fit on the point for the highlight of the kitesurf season. The international kitesurf professionals are highly motivated for the water sports highlight, too “because the World Cup in St. Peter-Ording is the biggest event of the tour and winning there brings the most prestige”, freestyle champion and current World Champion Karolina Winkowska from Poland declares.
Despite the concentrated sportive power the environment and the nature should get the most attention. The event and contest area lie right in the Natural World Heritage Site Wattenmeer, protected and honored by the UNESCO. To make it possible that a big event like the Pringles Kitesurf World Cup takes place in this area, it’s important that everybody is full of respect for the nature.
“St. Peter-Ording fits perfectly to our event. The athletes have optimal conditions and the visitors can enjoy spectacular sports and great side events at the wide beach”, Matthias Neumann, CEO of the organizing ACT AGENCY from Hamburg says: “At other locations a combination like that isn’t possible. For this reason it’s important that we take care of this beautiful landscape and respect this spot.”
Sabrina Lutz shares this opinion and appeals to the visitors: “Without wind and waves we are not able to practice our sports. We need the nature and we take care that we leave the beach as we entered it before. Everybody should do this so that we can hopefully celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Kitesurf World Cup.”
For the past nine World Cups the organizer of the event got high praise from the very top. In his greetings for the 10th anniversary of the event the Prime Minister of Schleswig-Holstein Torsten Albig proclaimed: “The World Cup in St. Peter-Ording connects spectacular sports with a spectacular nature. That such a big event takes place in the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site Wattenmeer is something special. I would like to thank the organizer, athletes and visitors for their careful behavior in this sensitive environment.”
We are full of hope, that the words of the Prime Minister Torsten Albig will be judged over the next few years and we are looking forward to spent a relaxed and clean event with you